Jewish students at Haverford College

Haverford College

#54, overall score 57.67/100

Fun Fact:

Haverford’s computer programming club is called FIG, which stands for “FIG Is Good.”

Why should Jewish students attend Haverford? If you’re looking for a small liberal arts college with an active Jewish community, the Rohr Center offers a solid Jewish community with great kosher food, thoughtful classes (some with faculty members) and great volunteering opportunities. — Rabbi Eli Gurevitz, Rohr Center for Jewish Life

ACADEMICS Score: 30/30

  • Score: 30/30
  • Acceptance rate: 21%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Jewish Studies major: No
  • Israel Studies major: No


  • Tuition: $51,024
  • Room & board costs: $15,466
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $46,400


  • Location: Haverford, Pa.
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Liberal Arts: Yes
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,233
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 300
  • Jewish population share: 25%
  • Student origin: 12% in-state/88% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Fords
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Big Donkey Ultimate, Sneetches

ISRAEL Score: 13.67/20

JEWISH LIFE Score: 14/40

  • Score: 14/40
  • Hillel: Haverford Jewish Student Union
  • Chabad: Rohr Center for Jewish Life
  • OU-JLIC: None
  • Meor: None
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 1
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan?: No
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Chabad: 35
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 22 (6 Orthodox, 9 Conservative, 7 Reform)
  • Eruv: Within one mile of campus
  • Most famous Jewish alumnus: Oscar Goodman
  • Where do Jewish students come from?: All over the country
  • Kosher food details: There’s a Giant grocery store just two train stops away, with a kosher deli/bakery/sushi and full kosher shopping experience. There are also a pizza place and meat place in Merion Station (around a 10-minute drive away).
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